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Plastic optical fibre sensor system design using the field programmable gate array

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dc.contributor.author Ong, Yong Sheng
dc.contributor.author Grout, Ian
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Elfed
dc.contributor.author Mohammed, Waleed S.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-02-22T10:38:46Z
dc.date.available 2018-02-22T10:38:46Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/6594
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Extrinsic optical fibre sensor (OFS) systems use a fibre optic cable as the medium for signal propagation between the sensor and the sensor electronics using light rather than electrical signals. A range of different optical fibre sensors have been developed and electronic hardware system designs interfacing the sensor with external electronic systems devised. In this chapter, the use of the field programmable gate array (FPGA) is considered to implement the circuit functions that are required within a portable optical fibre sensor system that uses a light emitting diode (LED) as the light source, a photodiode as the light receiver and the FPGA to implement the system control, digital signal processing (DSP) and communications operations. The capabilities of the FPGA will be investigated and a case study sensor design introduced and elaborated. The OFS system will be based on the FPGA and will provide wireless communications to an external supervisory system. The chapter will commence with an overview of OFS systems and the typical architecture of the system. Then the FPGA will be introduced and discussed as a hardware alternative to a software programmed processor that is currently widely used. A case study will then be presented with a discussion into design considerations. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher InTech en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Selected Topics on Optical Fiber Technologies and Applications;
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.71451
dc.subject optical fibre sensor en_US
dc.subject field programmable gate array en_US
dc.subject electronic system design en_US
dc.subject SPR sensor en_US
dc.subject python en_US
dc.title Plastic optical fibre sensor system design using the field programmable gate array en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/bookPart en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5772/intechopen.71451
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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